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Junior Faculty Position in Latina/o Experiences in Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) and the Chicano Studies Research Center invite applications for an open Assistant Professor position to begin on July 1, 2023. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in any subfield of engineering whose research, teaching, and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latina/o experiences in the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to advance their active mentoring activities and participate in programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our Latinx student body, such as our Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED), and Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES), which is a chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Applicants should exhibit promise in developing and maintaining an extramurally supported research program, publishing and disseminating research findings, and serving as leaders at the forefront of their field.

UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose research, teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latina/o experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership between UCLA Samueli and the Chicano Studies Research Center. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and encourage the success of Latinx and first generation scholars.

UCLA and the Samueli Engineering are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we ask each applicant to submit a statement that addresses their past efforts and future plans to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service. The application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests, the aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and a list of references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from references following an initial screening review. To ensure full consideration, the application should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07918 by December 1, 2022. After the initial review data, new applications will be considered only at the discretion of the search committee.

Applicants must have an earned PhD in a field related to one of the Engineering Departments: Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computation Medicine, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The faculty appointment will be made to a particular Department within HSSEAS, as appropriate to the candidate’s research background and interests.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have an earned PhD in a field related to one of the Engineering Departments: Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Computational Medicine.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference Check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form: https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information only.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07918

Help contact: jhnunez@seas.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA